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Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by Cov » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:31 am

Hi!

Not sure whether I'm allowed to ask here, but I just try & see.

I'm after a small bag for my camera (Sony NEX-5N incl. 16F28 Lens), couldn't find any better case than the Incase CL58055 (videoclip).
It costs $39,95 at Amazon or Zappos.

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Problem is, this bag is not available anywhere in Europe and none of the retailers ship this item to Germany.

Question: Would anyone living in US be willing to buy this bag for me and send it forward to my address?
Of course I would transfer the cash via PayPal first.

Thanks!

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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by ces » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:04 am

I am not volunteering, but I bet you would get more results if you offer a bounty.
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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by Cov » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:44 pm

ces wrote:... a bounty.
Oh :shock: .. hm, how much do you think is reasonable?

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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by ces » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:19 pm

I don't have a clue. Depending on how important it is to you, I would offer a little too much as opposed to a little too little.

You might even want to offer a reverse service to others. There are a number of PC products that are not available in the US that might be of interest to US members of this forum. You might even be able to do a swap.

You might also try craigs list.
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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by Cov » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:32 am

ces wrote:You might even want to offer a reverse service to others.
Hi, that's a good idea!
Well, I don't mind offering anyone the reverse service, as long as I get paid in advance.

m0002a wrote:You can get it at this EU website:
Slam Jam
Hey that's amazing - I did not find this retailer before.
Have registered just now to place an order, but unfortunately it's sold out.

tim851 wrote:eBay
Hi, I found the ebayer called blacklabelstreetwear before, but I was afraid of having to collect from a custom office.
Everything bought from outside of the European Community with a value of more than 22.- Euro is subject to import tax.

Let's see:
The Incase bag cost $29.99
Shipping is $14.99
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Total is $44.98 ... which converts to approx 36.- Euro

I think I'm going to order right now.

Thanks
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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by ces » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:38 am

Cov wrote:Hi, that's a good idea!
Well, I don't mind offering anyone the reverse service, as long as I get paid in advance.
Unfortunately you can't both get paid in advance. Maybe you can both run your own side through your respective ebay accounts to keep each side honest.
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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by Cov » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:42 pm

ces wrote:Unfortunately you can't both get paid in advance.
Hi, I think I used the wrong words.
What I meant was, I don't mind sorting out any forwarding of goods (anytime) - without getting a favour in return.
By the way, I have now ordered the bag from a retailer in Los Angeles. Might take a few weeks to arrive.

Today I found another nice bag by accident with very similar dimensions.
It's the LowePro DashPoint 20, but cause it's brand new, it's not available yet.

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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by Cov » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:02 am

Hi, I ordered this case on August, 05 from Los Angeles (California) and received in on 18 2012 in Germany (Europe), that has taken 13 days.

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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by lhopitalified » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:08 am

Looks nice! And about the right size for my camera set-up, too.

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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by Cov » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:30 pm

Hi, what's your camera setup?

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Re: Anyone from US willing to help?

Post by lhopitalified » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:46 am

I have a Panasonic LX-5 with 52mm adapter and two filters (UV & circ. polarizer).

I've been looking at a Sony NEX-5N, but waiting to see what the F5 looks like, and what new lenses are in the pipelines.

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